Do You Have What It Takes To Cover City Hall For The Free Press?
Text of the national job posting for a city hall reporter:
The Free Press is seeking an experienced, aggressive reporter to cover the City of Detroit – its leaders, its issues, its people. The ideal candidate will have a rich understanding of how big-city politics can have big impact on citizens, plus a track record for breaking significant stories. This intense beat demands a reporter who can chronicle the city’s problems – and efforts to solve them – from inside City Hall and on the streets.
Covering Detroit is highly competitive and requires a reporter skilled at quick-turns, enterprise, analysis and depth. Applicants must have significant digital savvy and understand the importance of breaking news across all platforms and using social media. We pride ourselves on dominating coverage of Detroit City Hall and are looking for candidates who can carry on that tradition. If you think you have the skills to succeed in this position, and at least five years’ reporting experience in a news operation, please send a cover letter, resume and sample of clips to Associate Metro Editor Amalie Nash and apply on-line.